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Ranch House

102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
+1 805-646-2360
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good18%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent!! But...there were some real issues with beverages. No orange juice for cocktail, no ice tea for Arnold Palmer, and I have no words to describe what was served as coffee. It might have just been a bad night so...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a special place. I have been going here since I was little and although it recently changed proprietors the food and service is still amazing. It does not disappoint. There are options for secluded dining areas within the bamboo "forest" with koi...More

1  Thank baker3333
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I used a Groupon to take friend to this wonderful hideaway, gourmet restaurant. The gardens, koi ponds and bridge are charming - the pianist in the bar/lounge area was absolutely stellar. The food was tasty and well served. I overheard some staff challenges...the trickle down...More

5  Thank suzannesuz
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This hidden gem is a must for couples. I dont want to spoil why, just see for yourself. Food is good, service great and the ambiance is second to none.

1  Thank M B
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Actually located on Lomita Rd, this place is a hidden jewel with lovely gardens, flowers, and hidden tables. My husband and I ate here a few years ago, and enjoyed the setting but the food was just okay. When we heard there were new owners...More

1  Thank dkayrenick
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The ranch house tables are set among various gardens on the property. Greta to stroll and see the herb garden, the bamboo and water falls Food is outstanding Salads feauturing beet radish with great presentation and great dressing. Main course from duck to fish to...More

1  Thank fsalt01
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Some friends took me to the Ranch House in Ojai which is located in the Miner's Oaks section. I suggest you use your navigational system to find it. We went for dinner with their twinkling lights and lovely atmosphere. The food was excellent and service...More

1  Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

We went here on a Groupon for a multi purse dinner with wine. My husband ordered the lamb chops and they were delicious. They had a crumb topping made with honey and mint that was amazing. The only problem we had with dinner was that...More

1  Thank SharynRH
Reviewed 18 June 2015

An Ojai staple. The back terrace (a popular choice for weddings) is inimitable; our next visits will request different tables until we've covered this landscape. ;) Excellent short ribs -- so tender that they part with the poke of a fork. Definitely order a cappuccino...More

1  Thank Sojourn-Set
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Beautiful romantic dining. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. The lamb shank was outstanding! Such a large portion, was able to take home and enjoy the next day. The service was pretty good. I had a server in training and she...More

1  Thank cat008
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the bar area is towards the front, the place I feel is known for its ambience while dining as opposed to just going there for a beer or two.
Melville P
23 March 2017|
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Response from Herb E | Reviewed this property |
No it is not noises, plenty of space outdoors.
28 February 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Yup-they have great private spaces-indoor and out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
    (Besant Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Ojai Trolly stops 1/2 block away. Ojai Taxi available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-2360
The ultimate in romance--hidden away in the beautiful Ojai Valley located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Intimate garden dining, meandering streams, award winning cuisine, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list with over 700 selections available, bakery and herb garden on premises--for over 56 years this romantic garden restaurant has been perfection in Ojai.....
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